BLACKSTONE, VA – July 7, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The BriggsAuto.com race team has announced the recruitment of Jeffrey Carver, Jr. to replace Sammy Halbert as pilot of the team’s Harley-Davidson XR750 for the remainder of the 2016 AMA Pro Flat Track season. Carver will make his debut on the No. 23 BriggsAuto.com/Martin Trucking/Evel Knievel Museum machine at the CHDDA Charlotte Half-Mile on Saturday, July 30.
Carver turned pro in 2008 and joined the elite ranks of the Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines class in 2011. No stranger to victory, the Illinois native has six GNC2 wins to his credit and earned his maiden GNC1 victory at the Castle Rock TT in 2013. Fans can expect Carver to quickly come up to speed with his new team.
“I am super excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the Briggs racing team and to work with the legendary Johnny and Sarah Goad,” said Carver. “An opportunity like this shows that hard work does pay off. I’m looking forward to creating a good relationship with the team and getting better every weekend. Looking for the W!”
The mid-season change will give Carver and veteran tuner Johnny Goad the opportunity to spend the rest of the season honing their race craft in preparation for the 2017 AMA Pro Flat Track season.
“The team is excited to join forces with Jeffrey and we look forward to working with him,” said Goad, team principal of the BriggsAuto.com effort. “It takes a certain chemistry for a team to work and we are optimistic that the next few races will be just what we need to kick off a long and successful relationship.”
Over the last 40 years, Johnny and his wife Sarah Goad have fielded dozens of successful AMA Pro Flat Track efforts under the JSC Racing banner. Johnny has spent more than 50 years on the flat track circuit as a rider, tuner and engine builder. He was named Tuner of the Year in 1993 after fielding a championship-winning Honda RS750 piloted by racing legend Ricky Graham.
“We’d also like to thank Russ and Ilene Briggs for supporting the team,” Goad continued. “With Jeffrey on board, we hope to bring home a few victories for the BriggsAuto.com team soon.”
For more information on BriggsAuto.com, please visit http://www.briggsauto.com/.